Earlier today it was revealed via a forum post that console versions of The Elder Scrolls Online will come with a CD Key. According to Bethesda that information is incorrect
Bethesda have reacted quickly today to reports that The Elder Scrolls Online for consoles will come with a CD Key used to activate the players online account. According to the forum post, where the reports originated, stated that once used, players won’t be able to pass on their games or trade them in.
The forum post read stated that players of the game:
“..will need a unique game registration code in order to play the game, and used copies will not be eligible to receive a key if the code has already been redeemed.
“It works the same way as the PC version in that the code included in the box is to activate your ESOTU account and the discs are for installation purposes. If you own the disc but don’t have a key, you’ll be able to install the game and reach the login screen, but you won’t be able to log in and access the game without an active ESOTU account.”
Fortunately that information was incorrect according to Bethesda who quickly issued a statement to Videogamer.com:
“The physical console version of The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited does not require a one-time game code, as with any other boxed PS4 / Xbox One game only the game disc is needed for verification. Any previous statements counter to this were incorrect.”
To reiterate, the representative confirmed once again that players will be able to trade the game in.
The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited launches on PS4 and Xbox One on June 9.